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Dec 18, 2012 11:30pm PST
out in the past few hours that classes will resume as normal tomorrow morning here at san jose city college. this is the technology center building this is where the last of the locked in students were and they were finally allowed to go home just before 8:00 tonight. just after 4:00 this afternoon police say a 911 call was made claiming that there was a gunman on campus. >> i don't know if it was a threat or a hoax but we take everything seriously. >> reporter: fewer than normal because it's finals week. students were evacuated from most of the buildings around 5:00 expect for the technology building. students in the technology building told us they were patted down before they were allowed to leave. >> we started clearing the building, and looking for the suspect or a person matching that description that was given to us. did not, did not find anyone matching that description. >> officers gave the all clear just before 8:00. the suspect description was vague and officers say they haven't been able to track the original 911 call. school officials say the large police response was w
KICU
Dec 26, 2012 11:30pm PST
closure of portions of the southbound lanes. a spokesperson with the city's department of public works says there is no estimate yet on when the lanes will reopen. >>> across the bay in oakland. this is what one resident woke up to find. her neighbor's tree burying her car. >> on highway 4, near the pittsburg/antioch border, one lane was shout down. the potholes will almost a foot deep and the roads were reopened a couple of hours later. >> kind of dry today, but a lot of rain over the last couple of days. >> there's snow in the mountains. plenty of rain around here. let take a look at the numbers. this is after last night's rain. santa rosa, 22.34 inches. that's 174% of average for santa rosa. 154 in san francisco, and 152% in san jose. do you remember last year at this time? we were at about 35 to 40% of rainfall average. okay, so how does it plan out here in the next few days? another weather system is headed our way. that's what i'm going to talk about at 10:20 when i come back. the latest computer model teed up and ready to go. we'll talk about how much more is behind it. se
KICU
Dec 11, 2012 11:30pm PST
what kind of problems we're going to have coming in. so better they get it fixed. >> reporter: the city manager say it is maximum cost of this project will be $600,000. lafayette has applied for emergency funding from the state. in lafayette, lorraine blanco. >>> now to daly city where officials say they're ready to spend money for the repairs of a sink hole. >>> there's late word tonight that robby shankar has died. he is the late guitar players that is credited for bringing indian music to the world. he met the beatles george harrison in 1956. it was harrison who labeled shankar the king of music. shankar died in san diego, he was 92 years old. >>> a crab compromise. >> it's all about the price. >> how much fresh crab will cost and how soon you can expect it on the the table. >> plus growing marijuana in the backyard. the change one bay area city wants to make to regulate it. >>> new details now on the latest homicide in san jose. tonight police are still trying to piece together what happened. matt keller is live now in san jose where the details just keep changing, matt. >> reporter: julie,
KICU
Dec 18, 2012 7:00pm PST
jose. that where's the san jose city college campus was put on lockdown at about 4:30 this afternoon. at this point authoritys are focussing mainly on one building tshs tech building. that's where robert honda is live tonight with an update on a room to room search for a possible gunman. robert. >> gasia, we are outside the technology bilgd. at one time the search was going on building to building across much of the campus. now the focus has shifted to the technology building. it was mainly a precaution in terms of the rest of the campus because the original call that came in the initial text message basically said that they thought they saw a gunman in the area of the tech building. now, we've been watching as blis swarm this building going floor by floor and we've seen the light kind of giving us an indication of where the search has been going. now, if you can see, we just a few minutes ago the lights came on on the top floor and, again, the students and faculty that were inside during the lockdown were told to keep their lights off and the blinds closed so any kind of light like
KICU
Dec 9, 2012 1:30am PST
the theft. >>> in another area of local crime, the city of san jose now has its highest homicide rate in 25 years. no. 43 occurred one week ago. here on campus university the police department believe students have nothing to worry about. >> most of the incidents that the city is dealing with have to do areas of the city that aren't determine connected to the university. >> sergeant john law says this does not mean that danger does not exist in the streets of san jose. >> a lot of the violent crime that our university students might hear about in this area has to do with the street level drug dealing that goes on in a couple of the neighborhoods near us. >> he credits the university's patrol system for campus safety. >> as long as university police officers are out there patrolling and addressing the problems of the street level drug dealing then it reduces the amount of crime that we see on campus, violent and nonviolent. >> assaults and homicides have gone down compared to last year. robberies burglaries and thefts have gone up. ryan is worried. >> there's a lot of dark spot, there'
KICU
Dec 1, 2012 11:30pm PST
. >> reporter: the flood warning runs through the night and so does the sandbag operation. city workers say residents have filled 40,000 tons of sand. near the napa river many spent is their saturday blocking openings in case the river overflows its bank. as for downtown, city leaders tell us napas a years long project is two-thirds complete and believe those measures will protect the area. >> we're looking at our modeling and our flood project improvements and we're anticipating that what we have done to protect the community from flooding will keep the river in its banks within the city based on the projections of rainfall amounts. >> reporter: city leaders and member of the flood district will meet torte. if it rains more than expected they will open a emergency center to send out help wherever needed live in napa, lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the russian river is also creating avenuity for sonoma county residents where the river expected to get dangerously close to flood stage in the next few hours. ktvu's jade hernandez was in flood-prone guerneville and joins us live from
KICU
Dec 17, 2012 11:30pm PST
it's not going to happen here. >> reporter: in the city of monroe, a middle school is going to serve as the temporary home for sandy hook elementary school when those kids go back to class. >> i think it's great for the kids. they need to go somewhere. this is close for them. it's great. >> reporter: every school in now town was closed today. but all district staff met at the high school to strategize their approach tomorrow when students come back. back here live, it is unclear when the students from sandy hook will return to class. live in sandy hook, john sasaki, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> the victims of the mass shooting were remembered on the peninsula tonight. heather holmes live in burlingame. that's where hundreds attended. >> reporter: she lives here now. while this small community is now her home, she wept for those back at her hometown, just as hundreds of others did when they came to this church tonight. >> charlotte bacon, age 6. >> reporter: newtown's tragedy became burlingame's sorrow, as the names and ages of all of those killed were read allowed. each followed by the
KICU
Dec 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
she's never been in it trouble and just a quarter short from graduating from college. >> the city of hay ward is considering changes. but the effect on parking has business owners concerned. the proposal would make a street and mission blstled one way through hay wards's downtown but eliminate up to half of the current parking spots. they would better handle traffic between interstate i- 80. >>> a beloved is closing down this week bringing an end to a 35 year tradition. it has to go to make way for higher education. >> reporter: three generations order lunch maybe for the last time year. >> always order the number 24 and i still do. >> it opened in 1977 will serve it's last meal december 29th. >> long time customers are sighing good-bye to the owner. >> it's going to be sad to see them go. >> for a new building they will demolish the restaurant. >> with it's numbered menu, handwritten orders and nothing over $9 disappear. >> he has spent most of his life in the restaurant. now as customers clamber more him to find a new location, he says he's not so sure. >> no plans yet. but maybe to ta
KICU
Dec 27, 2012 7:00pm PST
flier posted around the neighborhood. >> i asked city officials about battling these crimes. >> a lot of people have installed cameras and you've got pay grade photograph of someone you can see who he is and we'll catch that person. >> with limited resources, we can't be around so we ask people to submit the videos. >> if you recognize the people in this video, police say they want you to call them because they may have been involved in other crimes. >> the oakland police department rising street violence. mayor announced a new strategy and they've hired jim to create a road map and he has flashing crime in new york city.-z+s5vmêe city will implement neighboring cities and it's divided into five districts. >> we strengthen our relationships with the community and build trust and hold the captains respond for knowing about crime and addressing crime. >> chief joerd an says the strategy from been in position for months and. >> have six classrooms were hit tuesday night or wednesday morning. last night the guard spotted 29 george of valeo on campus. >> he had tools that were consist
KICU
Dec 11, 2012 7:00pm PST
of the year. that's a 20-year high for the city. >>> a man was killed in a vehicle crash in santa clara county early this afternoon. the accident happened on mount hamilton road just before 12: sls 15 p.m.. chp says he was driving a pickup truck when he went off the road. weir told the vehicle tumbled 80 to 100 feet to the roadway below. >>> the accident happened about 8:00 this morning on east 14th street at 165th avenue. officers say that a toyota camry rear ended another toyota that slamed into the school bus. two 17-year-old special needs stunts that bus and one of the drivers were treat affidavit complaining of pain. police say the driver of the toyota camry was blinded by a frosty windshield and the sun. >>> transportation officials are blaming faulty brakes on a truck for a deadly crash in nevada involving an amtrak train bound for emeryville. six people including the truck driver were killed in this crash last year about 80 miles east of reno. investigators today said the semi skidded 300 feet into the train. the national transportation safety board also conclude the drive
KICU
Dec 5, 2012 11:30pm PST
. >> reporter: the city would pay the compliance officer salary, and those last remaining reforms would have to be completed by the end of the next year. reporting live tonight, in oakland, heather holmes, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> oakland's mayor and police chief also attended a neighborhood crime meeting tonight. a mother of two isn't convinced things are going to get better. >> tired of it. tired of the violence. tired of the shooting. it was like it takes them a while, to try to find people that's doing it, but they never seem to find them. >> reporter: crime continues to plague the city. last night, two men and a women were shot on east 18th near lake merritt. a stray bullet struck another man a couple of blocks away. all four shooting victims are expected to survive. we're told three men in hoodies were seen running from the scene. >>> john mcafee is no longer on the run. he is now under arrest in guatemala. authorities say he was taken into custody at an upscale hotel in guatemala did he, after he formally requested an asylum. he had been in hiding since november 11, when police
KICU
Dec 20, 2012 11:30pm PST
speeding vehicle. it happened at 10:00 tonight at the city's twin looking points. four people werewalking when a driver came speeding down the road near that look out point. several people had to jump out of the k rail to get away. two of them had to be taken to the hospital, two of them possibly in critical condition. a witness on the scene told ktvu four people were detained. he said he saw four people in handcuffs while a fourth was injured. we will bring you a live update just as soon as we can get more information. >>> now to solano county where a hit-and-run driver killed a man and his dog today. we're going to eric rasmussen who has the story. >> reporter: one neighbor told me she saw the tire tracks but saw no man and no suspect. >> they were going too far for the neighborhood. left him for dead, did not stop. >> reporter: kevin bowl was walking his own dogs when he got the word. his long time friend and neighbor thomas had been hit at the intersection of sutter and 11th street. the man was on his regular walk with his dog corgie. >> i seen all the blood on the street
KICU
Dec 2, 2012 11:30pm PST
crisis will be a long- term inconvenience. for residents out of town. likely the city will not rush into a repair and, instead, engine a long-lasting improvement for this creek. a trash rack that will not clog as easily. >> it is not an easiy fix. >> no. we are hoping it is quick. i have teenagers that want to take showers. >> reporter: ona few homes are without water. one without gas. so, it is a small scale outage but a big 20 foot sinkhole. a lesson that trash, scrap wood and furniture does not belong in a backyard creek. the next step tomorrow is to dig the debris out of the creek and secure the hole. we are live in lafayette. ktvu channel 2 news. >> meantime, in pittsburg, people on the scene said there were more than 2 dozen motorists that ended up with nat tires after hitting the pothole, including a family that were on their way to see the raiders game. >> we hit a pothole and our air bags went off. so i got out to check the tires and they were blown. >> cal transsent out a crew to re-- caltrans sent out a crew to repair the road. >>> we are live to see the damage the floodw
KICU
Dec 20, 2012 7:00pm PST
. >> we have new information tonight where police are searching for a bank robber. police tell us the city bank on third street was robbed just before 5:00. the man got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, but tonight we have just received this surveillance photo of the suspect. the man there in the road hoodie is described as white in his 20s about 5'8" inches tall with a shaved head and tatoos on his hands, head and neck. >> police say that a hit and run driver killed a man out whacking his dog this morning. the accident happened at sutor and louisiana lose streets. that's where responders found the 644-year-old victim still holding his dead dog's leash. so far they have not released his name while they notify his family. no description of a suspect vehicle. >> a man on a dirt bike was struck and killed by an amtrak train. this have happened just after 11:30 between big break and the accident appears to have been an accident. the train had just left oakland and there were 92 passengers at the time. no one was injured. in oakland, at least two pedestrians were hurt in a car crash near foot
KICU
Dec 3, 2012 11:30pm PST
problem can be repaired in time for tomorrow. more now from amber lee, live in the city, where she just got an upclose look at the blown transformer causing the outage. >> reporter: right now, you can see the caution tape is up, keeping passengers from trying to get inside the train station. >> it's a blown fuse. >> reporter: john haley, muni director of transit showed the blown transformer. he says crews will be working through the night to try to fix the problem before tomorrow morning's commute. >> we know it's not the outside feed from pg and e, and we know the problem is within our hardware. >> reporter: as for commuters tonight, it was a headache getting to their destination. as late as 8:00 p.m., we found passengers still at a loss. >> i didn't know there was a shut down at all. i'm trying to get home. i just had a french class after work. >> reporter: other passengers braved long lines to board a bus bridge at the embarcadero. >> it's going to drop me off away from my house. i've got to catch another bus. it's just a problem. >> reporter: a station agent tried to help travelers.
KICU
Dec 15, 2012 11:30pm PST
they're studying surveillance video to help them with the investigation. >>> the cities of oakland and san francisco had their largest ever gun buy-backs today. in oakland, people turned in 300 guns. that included a machine gun and military-style assault rifle. organizers had to reschedule 80 waiting cars because it got dark. in san francisco, they ran out of cash after buying back 125 guns. noel walker tells us many had the recent events in connecticut on their minds when they handed over the firearms. >> reporter: guns on every corner and in every trunk. and no one got arrested for it. in fact, they got cash. >> cold hard cash. >> what did you turn in to get that? >> my mother's .22 pistol. >> reporter: in a first of its kind gun buy-back, oakland and san francisco police department paired with youth uprising and a private donor to offer cash for guns. no names, no questions asked, just $200 a gun. >> thank you very much. >> what inspired me is the incident that took place in connecticut as well as my own son was murdered. i just want to help out. >> reporter: the mass shooting i
KICU
Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm PST
the stadium going up rather quickly. >> construction workers joined staff, players, city leader to finish the construction of the stadium. the workers got a chance to sign the beams. stadium set to open for the 2014 season. >>> the effort to help struggling home owners as a movement marks a mile stone. >>> if you're looking for fresh fruits and vegetables, this is the only place you'll find it. >>> weather, clouds floating around the bay. dense fog first thing tomorrow morning. and the one part of your weekend we could get gusty winds. . >>> it was quite auto mess this morning in san francisco market district. it started about 3:30 a.m. when an officer tried to pull over a driver for running a red light. the driver was injured in the crash and taken to the hospital and then taken into custody. >>> oakland leaders were quick a deal to keep the police department --. >> this is in my opinion will even tie the hands of our police officer men and women to do their job. >> city member spoke out against the arrangement. that opinion was not shared by the rest of the city counsel or the po
KICU
Dec 22, 2012 11:30pm PST
live in oakland. >> reporter: maureen, it is raining. we are live in just one of the cities where it's raining tonight. a few hours ago, not far from here that outage left more than a thousand residents without power. public works crews were busy mopping up rain related issues all day. dryers couldn't get past the mud to highway 24 in lafayette. rain drenched oakland and other parts of the bay area. in san francisco wind and water battering this awning may have helped it collapse on to a tree and car. >> i just was thanking god that me and my family wasn't in there. we were in the car last night. >> these photos show the inside of the awnings rusty base filled with water. a tarp corrects the car now. she won't be driving home tonight. >> the hood is in and the whole window is out. the trunk is like -- it's just bent down. >> reporter: as city public works crews chipped away, another problem continued to keep drivers from using all lanes. back in the east bay in oakland, a fallen tree limb shut off electricity to 1500 customers around 6 tonight. >> tree fell across the road and bro
KICU
Dec 13, 2012 11:30pm PST
julie haener. it broke out in the warm springs area in the city around 1:45 sending a big black thick plume into the air. amber lee is live, she learned how that fire started and just how extensive the damage is, amber. >> reporter: we want to show you where the three alarm fire started here at c & h enterprises but it's in the back part of the building where you see the charred wall above the roll up doorless. flames and heavy smoke billowed out from the building around 1:45 this afternoon. employees tell me the fire moved quickly. >> as soon as i got out here and i walk outside it happened so fast it was like incredible. just incredible. >> reporter: fire fighters say soon after they arrived the roof collapsed. luckily by this time all 60 employees and fire crew were outside. the fire started in the machine shop, that's where employees develop parts. >> they were doing some grinding on a special table that is meant to draw the dust down. >> because a lot of different combustible chemicals are used, a shell every -- a shelter in order was placed. >> any reports of anybody sickened by
KICU
Dec 4, 2012 11:30pm PST
end tomorrow. the city and parks has given them until tomorrow to park and end. the city plans to put a park there. supporters claim the center was target because it attracting homeless people to golden state park and the surrounding neighborhoods. >>> a two alarm fire burned two homes and led the authorities to an illegal marijuana growing operation. the fire started around 1:30 in the attic of a home in ashburg and spread into the house next door. that second home at 1550 page is a huge ornate victoria that was featured in a documentary on the hippy movement. both homes suffered damage but no one was hurt. >> these old victorians are made of brick wood, they are usually very dense and packed together and usually when you see one on fire you lose three. >> at this point police have not made any arrests. >>> a study is the first of its kind to track the effects of synthetic the áf marijuana known as k2. that's a small fraction of the 5 million drug related er visits. k2 has many harmful side effects even though it's marketed like a safe alternative to the real thing. >>> back now
KICU
Dec 19, 2012 7:00pm PST
apartments and they often have to move out of the city because the rents are high here. >> starting a job at a barber shop and his family's christmas list is to leave the shelter soon. >> if my family can get through this, we can get through anything. >> the family is trying to raise donations to help more families through this holiday season. live in san francisco. >>> a san francisco woman arrested in the death of her daughter has been released from jail, the 16-year-old died at a hospital after being found on the sidewalk, 46-year-old heidi hidalburg was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, hidalburg has been released and faces no charges pending investigation. >>> take a look at the dramatic moment as two san francisco police officers rush into a san francisco general, the officers did not have time to wait for the ambulance wednesday so they took the newborn in their cruiser, they were entering the hospital and one officer performed cpr and the little baby survived and his mother has pleaded not guilty to child cruelty charges. >>> the free month police department is mourning
KICU
Dec 28, 2012 11:30pm PST
you about how oakland is bringing bill bratton to turn around the city's crime rate. today george gascon who used to work with bratton in los angeles says that the lawmakers success will depend on cooperation. >> he brings a tremendous amount of expertise to the table. the question is going to be whether the authorities in oakland are going to allow him to do his work. >> reporter: bill bratton is credited with cutting crime in new york as well as los angeles. oakland police sheriff jordan says he welcomed bratton's insight. >>> a man accused of pistol whipping a woman is still in the hospital. officers witnessed a man beating a woman behind a chevron gas station. two officers shot at the man, police say the suspect and victim knew each other. the woman was taken to the hospital and released. >>> you've heard about the fiscal cliff but what about the dairy cliff. how washington gridlock could drive up the price of milk. >> protecting you from drunk drivers. >> but we need to do more to save lives. >> the device >>> federal tax cuts aren't all that's expiring on january 1st so is t
KICU
Dec 16, 2012 11:30pm PST
man in the city's bay view district. police say the 18-year-old victim was shot at least once at about 10:00 last night on oceola lane near lasalle. a friend of the victim's drove him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. his name has not yet been released. >>> an investigation under way after a passer by discovered a body. at about 11:30 this morning, district police were notified of a body that had been discovered at point pinol regional. the body is that of a male but didn't release any other details. they have not said yet whether the body could be that of a 77- year-old man that went missing in island strait last week. investigators hope to have more information tomorrow. >>> a hiker reports a sexual assault, we have details on how authorities are handling an attack on a well used east bay trail. >>> pushing for tighter gun laws, a bill senator dianne feinstein plans to introduce in an effort of keeping others including children from becoming victims of a mass shooting. >> charlotte, daniel, olivia, josephine, anna, dylan, madeleine, katherine, chase, jesse, james, g
KICU
Dec 9, 2012 11:30pm PST
, mike mcginn who agreed to turn city hall into a wedding chapel. >> it's a symbol across the country, even across the world about what it means to treat people with equality. >> reporter: then there was a final walk down the city hall steps. a legally married couple at last. >> and that was debra horn reporting. washington was one of three states to legalize same-sex marriage during the past election. >>> another big change is underway in the state of washington. coming up in just 17 minutes, how business owners are hoping to take advantage of a new law legalizing marijuana, and not just for medical use. >>> the east bay family of a bicyclist killed yesterday say they are in shock over his death. 66-year-old john pickens was riding on pal mar's road outside fremont when he crashed. his wife says he was a seasoned rider, and wore a helmet. he apparently went off the road to avoid a truck, when the bike slid on gravel, and he fell and hit his head on a rock. he is survived by his wife, three children, and four grandchildren. >>> classes are canceled at a sacramento high school tomorrow
KICU
Dec 4, 2012 7:00pm PST
nudists protested san francisco's city hall. how city leaders plan to enforce the new ban. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> good evening. i'm marky. it's tuesday, december 4th. it is bay area news at 7:00, and we are on storm watch tonight as more rain rolls through the bay area. here's a look at storm tracker 2. right now the wet weather is con find to the north bay, but it is forecast to spread south across the entire region by tonight. this latest weather system arrives and folks in some areas are still recovering from the last round of storms. this is video from about an hour ago, and the rain started to come down in petaluma. the russian, napa and petaluma rivers flirted with flood stage on sunday. river levels are now down low. the fire chief in san rafael says they're currently more concerned about potential landslides. meanwhile caltran is hoping tonight's rain will not cause more problems along highway 1 in san mateo county. crews have been working to stabilize erosion at devil's slide following the weekend's storm. one-way tr
KICU
Dec 27, 2012 11:30pm PST
in a bay area city that rarely sees the type of violence. ktvu's jana katsuyama is live in walnut creek this evening to tell us what neighbors heard in the middle of the night. jana. >> reporter: that's right we have confirmed that the man who was shot and killed by police is anthony banta. he lives in that apartment come lek -- apartment complex right across the street. and his neighbors tell us he was a hairdresser that works just across the way. tonight we found the front window boarded up at apartment 60 where the man killed anthony banta lives. walnut creek police tells us they got a call from the apartment complex. the dispatcher could hear screaming in the background. police say when officers arrived about six minutes later banta was armed with a weapon inside the apartment. police say officers were forced to shoot banta. today neighbors say the gunshots woke them up. >> i heard something that sounded like seven to eight shots. >> i saw six or seven officers busting into the apartment with a lot of gunfire and running into apartment. they said get on the ground anthony, get
KICU
Dec 6, 2012 11:30pm PST
meningitis outbreak in new york city. >> we know there's lots of travel between the two cities. >> reporter: dr. susan phillips is with the san francisco health department. she says new york has had 16 cases of menengococal disease. the cases involve men in areas of brooklyn who are have had intimate contact with other men. >> it's due to a bacterium and it is passed by a very close personal contacts. secretions of any kind including saliva. >> reporter: gay men traveling to new york should get a vaccine if they have planning to have sex with men there. >> men who met partners online, at parties. >> awareness is good but i don't think they should be scaring people to travel. >> reporter: travelers should know they won't pick up the disease by simply sitting next to someone. >> this is definitely not airborne. not a concern of someone sitting next to someone on an airplane. it really requires a close contact with a secretion. >> there's no increase here. ken and julie there's also no indication to the nationwide outbreak the related to the lab. >>> more details on bacterial meni
KICU
Dec 17, 2012 7:00pm PST
hope is has gone too far. the new action city attorneys are taking to support the claim. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> good evening. it's monday, december 17th. this is bay area news at 7:00. happening now, local religious leaders are presiding over and interfaith service to reflect on friday's mass killings at a connecticut elementary school. these are live pictures from outside the first presbyterian church. it's dark outside there right now. we're told 100 people are gather there had tonight. public trustees are also participating in the event. we do have a crew at the service and will have a complete report for you on the 10:00 news. >>> mourners in connecticut today held the first funerals are two victims in last friday's rampage. john has been there since late friday night and is live there at the site of a memorial that continues to grow. >>reporter: i've got to tell you first right behind me are sandy hook firefighters who are getting hug, handshakes, and a great deal of gratitude from the folks here at t
KICU
Dec 19, 2012 11:30pm PST
city leaders held a public meet to talk about repair plans for the chevron refinery. one of the issues raise homicide to do with the sort of material to be used to replace all of the damaged pipe. chevron has picked a product. some people stay a type of stainless steel pipe would be better to use. the city has the final say. one speaker called for someone to be responsible for the choice. >> should this city go forward and choose the wrong metal to replace this, can we ensure that someone goes to jail should another accident occur? >> the fire crippled the crude oil unit that chevron says provides 65% of the jet fuel to bay area airports and about 20% of gasoline to bay area pumps. >> we have a new twist in our investigation of the port of oakland and improper spending less than a week after the port announced the retirement of its director, james quan won't be leaving work there all together. how much he will continue to earn there. noelle. >> reporter: ktvu has learned starting next year james quan will continue to work with the port for a period of 7 months, essentially as a
KICU
Nov 30, 2012 11:30pm PST
city of under 400 residents the news was more than unnerving for some. >> i'm probably just 50 yards away. >> reporter: this man says by the end of the day he will change security around his home. >> this hasn't happened before. i'm taken back by it. i'm shocked. >> i'm really shocked. my friends keep calling me, are you okay. because my house is right there. >> my husband makes me lock our sliding doors in the summer. i leave them open because he thinks that somebody is going to steal my computer not that somebody is going to get murdered. >> reporter: the biggest obstacle is the hills. >> a lot of joggers. >> reporter: not for crime. >>> two men busted down the home of a home on reinhart drive. a man and woman were both inside. the man happens to be an oakland police cadet and went for his gun. one of the suspects took the weapon and began pistol whipping the victim. the woman was not harmed. >>> police want to find a man who fired on one of their officers and they're offering $10,000 for information. the wanted man fired on the officer during a traffic stop. at least one sho
KICU
Dec 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
fargo is giving out $20,000 grants to home buyers in 9 cities, most effected by the mortgage crisis. part of a settlement between wells fargo and the justice department over fair lending claims. >> a new -- i knew i could not afford that much as far as a down payment. i am excited t. helps me out a little bit more. >> the eligible cities are antioch, bay point, concord, fremont, hayward and oakland. the event continues tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. >>> a bay area k-mart store says christmas is coming early for lay away shoppers. good samaritans have been coming in and paying other people's lay away bills. store employees say as many as five people a day have come in to spread a little holiday cheer. in one case we are told that a recipient had been in the hospital and cheered up when she found out her lay away had been paid for. >>> 2 military personnel had their cars redone. both men served in afghanistan. stevenson was wounded there. residents in the bay area and around the world marked 21 years since the surprise attack on pearl harbor. 21-gun salute. and a wreath payi
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Dec 10, 2012 11:30pm PST
the city of meldura have instead been directed to the middle of a huge park with scorching temperatures and no water supply. police have had to rescue distressed drivers. an apple spoke's person did not comment on this issue by says apple is working hard to fix the app. >>> and australian djs who pranked a nurse expressed their deep regret that their prank may have triggered a nurses suicide. >> reporter: a tearful tv appearance by two radio personalities talk about the pain they felt in the wake of a hoax gone wrong. last week the dj duo called the british hospital where a pregnant dutchess of cambridge was hospitalized. pretending to be the queen and prince charles. the woman who transferred that call was found dead. it's unknown how the mother of two also a nurse died. but many think she took her own life in the wake of the embarrassing ordeal. >> not a minute goes by of what the family must be going through and the thought that we may have had a part in it, gut wrenching. >> reporter: the bosses made the call to air the recorded conversation with the nurse but the compa
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Dec 8, 2012 11:30pm PST
. >> this is the past place to to credibility hanukkah. . >>> one east bay city is bracing for a showdown over medical marijuana. >>> a defensive lineman for the dallas cowboys is arrested and the charges he faces in the death of a fellow teammate. >> it shows the power of on- line media and what is changing. >> owner has a right to get . >>> growing medical marijuana outdoors could soon become illegal in concord. new at 10:00 ktvu's eric rasmussen is live with the new recommendation and the case that sparks it. >> reporter: david it all started after we did a story about a backyard grow in october now this report from city staff is recommending a ban on all outdoor marijuana growing even though california law allows it. >> for consideration on december 11th. >> reporter: she is handing owe green fliers to neighbors taking on green of another kind grown anyway backyard behind her house. >> it smells like a skunk and i mean literally a skunk. first we thought we were being invaded with skunks and then we realized that somebody was cultivate marijuana. >> reporter: we first reported on comp
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Dec 24, 2012 7:00pm PST
, explosion. >>> and we have a success story to tell you about in the city of richmond where the number of homicides has been cut in half. with 2012 almost complete, richmond has recorded 18 homicides. that's down from 45 people killed three years ago, and richmond averaged about 36 homicides a year over the past decade. unlike many cities, richmond has actually increased police staffing in the past few years. some people also credit community efforts after richmond declared a state of emergency after a deadly summer in 2005. >>> up next first responders under attack. a group of firefighters responding to a blaze in up state new york are ambushed, shot and killed. >>> also tonight a mission worthy of sant klaus himself. the sleigh being used to deliver toys tonight in the south bay. >>> back here in just ten minutes i've got rain to talk about. the fog in the morning and then showers develop. i'll let you know when they start, when they end and how much we could see hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head
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Dec 21, 2012 7:00pm PST
. the street was set to reopen christmas day. work was completed ahead of schedule. the city contractor credited cc meyers and the subcontractors. >> came out, worked nine days, 24 hours a day. seven-days a week. now we have a complete history. >> cc meyers is known for carrying out major project ebgts on time and on budget including bridge and freeway repairs. also this afternoon. crews reopened a street in veracruz. the crews carried out the massive $12 million project and had to work around a major waterline serving half a million people. nearby businesses said the opening could not come soon enough for them. go to ktvu.com for more storm watch coverage. we will link you to live storm tracker radar. and a link for up tates on flight delays. >>> it has been one week since the horrifying rampage at a connecticut elementary school. people paid tribute to the victims. >>> the nuns rang bells and lit candles as they read the names of the 20 children and six adults who were killed last friday morning. around the nation people paused to remember them. the nra had an announcement. >> reporte
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Dec 14, 2012 7:00pm PST
york city. >>> the question of school security is at the top of everyone's mind. some bay area school districts are reassessing their own crisis assessment plan. >> reporter: after this is done we will say how did they gain access to the camp us and what could they have done and are we doing those things already? >> the campuses go through emergency drills and students and teachers practice how to hideout in classrooms and safely evacuate when the police move in. administrators say that students are safe but that today's mass shooting has many parents and administrators shaken. >>> things are back to normal in coopertino after a bomb threat shutdown that campus. the sheriff's department put more patrols to the area. the campus was chosed yesterday and searched by bomb-sniffing dogs after graffiti was found on nearby school campuses. the person responsible for that threat could face two felonies in arrested. earlier this year the bay area was the scene of a school shooting at the university. noel walker talked to one relative that says today's tragic events in connecticut bring
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Dec 25, 2012 11:30pm PST
the prettest pretty -- prettiest part of the city. >> i would rather be home, but that's okay. >> it's part of the job. >> reporter: and at starbucks it's a reinvolving door. the baristas are busy. >> somebody has to do it i again. i've worked on christmas and sometimes you get time and a half. >> reporter: if you own a business no holiday pay. but for max patel it's not so bad. >> it's not so bad. we'll close early and we'll be home for dinner. >> reporter: we met blue at the powell street turn around who works for his christmas dinner. the fmta says they're pretty slow throughout their system today except for their cable cars they're actually more popular on holidays so some of those operators are working until midnight tonight. lorraine blanco. >>> charles during has died. he won a tony award, and earned two oscar nominations as well as an actor's achievement award. >>> he is wanted for questioning in belice where john mcafee is >>> as the rain continues tonight, east palo alto residents are seeing a newly renovated levee -- >> reporter: despite the rain, san fransiscito ru
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Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm PST
lane. they say she may have deny driving too fast for the rainy conditions. >>> also city officials say a settlement has been reached to avoid a federal take over the police department. just about an hour ago the city confirmed it reached a tentative agreement with civil rights attorneys. the forms at department would be overseen by a plaid compliance officer. the is the lment will move the department forward. >> i think everyone at at this table wants opd to be at forefront terms of leading leading and constitutional policing and building an maintaining public trust. >> thiscoms as a result of a civil rights suit follow the police scandal a decade ago. they found mandated forms were not happening fast enough. >>> california law make verse been forced to hand over the dose their cars. but now a new report says some legislatures used taxpayer dollars to repair those cars soon before they bought them as their own personal vehicle. >> lawmakers given deadline of december of last year to turn in their state owned vehicles. but some lakers made thousands dollars of repairs to cars they w
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Dec 24, 2012 11:30pm PST
of joint powers authority. the regional agency made up of three cities and two counties takes care of flood control issues. >> the joint power authority has approved a project that will rebuild the whole levy system. >> reporter: it was easy to see where creek water boiled up on the other side pushing water into the neighborhood. east palo alto's new city manager said with more rain on the way crews needed to shore up and put sandbags down. >> we expect that this will keep us through that time, this will work through this spring. hopefully no rain and no major rains between now and then after that and then they'll start the work in the fall. >> reporter: pamela says that the first flood coincided with her first bout of cancer. >> as long as we're alive and we have something to eat, we're cool. too late to move now. >>> the bryant family who lives here in east palo alto their home also flooded and they shared these photos with us. there's a little concern because the ground is already saturated. so if it rains tomorrow some folks are already concerned. crews are working tonight they wi
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Dec 2, 2012 1:30am PST
week the san jose state and the city honored one of the most famous african- american authors in the world. she has sold wok at martin louisthth luther king there her awards and books were displayed there. and it turns out she has special direction to san jose state. >> she does for us or what she does for the school she offers scholarships to the student and that's where q we're here to -- why we're here to somehow our support. >> she has written 19 books and her books have been translated into 37 different languages. >> this season we have been showing stories about budget cuts and the heat the university is taking from lack of finances. the animation department is feeling the same squeeze. but as we report team work loath long ways. >> reporter: beshe graduated this spring send a others turned a class project into something special. she directed a six minute short called a it'll i will lake. based on a through story along with thousands other japanese americans. can. >> i think the story about her would honor her memory. >> it uses a combination of 2d models and 3d effects. but th
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Dec 3, 2012 1:00pm PST
? there was a strike going on with m in kenya. it's a mini bus that takes people around the city and elsewhere. some people on the internet say that the drivers aren't necessarily the safest drivers and the reason they were striking is because they were unhappy with an amended traffic act that proposed stiffer penalties to those breaking traffic rules. so then people had nowhere to go but the trains and other forms of transportation.fá of course that led to scenes like this. people fighting over cabs, vehicles, and it looked like even though the people were packed, they were helping each other through the windows to get everyone on. >> in the train scenes you see people sling and laughing. >> that's a guy on the back of the train hanging on there like riots in the streets. fires in the streets. all over this strike from the drivers. you see people getting beaten, stomped, kicked, all in result of this strike. fortunately it just came downq n friday and the chairman said an agreement has been reached with the transport secretary in kenya to hopefully end this madness and things can g
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Dec 3, 2012 7:00pm PST
. >> the city faces damage estimates in six figures. greg arthur's curiosity pulled this landscape architect from his office. >> i am always curious when water moves and soil moves what causes it to happen. >> prevention may come from city and neighborhood effort. >> it is an on going thing. just like your backyard. you have to clean your leaves. the creeks are the same. >> this road will remain closed until early summer when a permanent storm drain and new road can be built. jay hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> ahead, the procedural slipup that may have contributed to a crash sent three firefighters to the hospital. >>> police say a woman in a wheel share was injured when she was hit by a light rail vehicle at 5:45 at the intersection of market and church street. the extent of the injuries are not known. we do know traffic is affected in the area. we have a crew on the way. we will bring you more information during this newscast as it becomes available. >>> san francisco's new central subway hasn't even been built yet but it may already been headed a new direction. janet costia
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Dec 14, 2012 11:30pm PST
. many of the people there work in new york city just 60 miles to the southwest. newtown is fairly well off economically with a median household income of more than $111,000. the town is known for its good schools. tonight hundreds of grief stricken residents packed the church just down the street from where today's violence played out. imagines from inside the memorial service show the somber faces of those coming together for a vigil. . political leaders offered their condolences. >> i am heartfelt just like you are. >> dan malloy spoke to the crowd sharing words of encouragement and sorrow. >>> so far just three of the victims have been identified from today's shooting. among those dead are the shooters mother nancy lanza. also killed sandy hook elementary school psychologist mary sherlach and the school's beloved principal dawn hochspurn also died. she and mary sherlach were in a meeting together, the two sprung into action and were the first casualties. >>> the sense of loss is being felt in the area tonight. several dozen people gathered. they wanted to do something local to
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Dec 21, 2012 11:30pm PST
increase in holiday travelers. >> reporter: tonight the family waved good-bye to the bay area for christmas in cancun. >> reporter: with a full tank of gas, this man began the 3- 1/2 hour drive home to nevada city. >> might snow up there but it is not too bad and looks like it will be mild conditions. >> reporter: aaa predicts the highest number of travelers ever recorded. 11million californians to leave home, 10 million by car and 950,000 by plane. tonight rush hour packed with cars. >> somebody didn't notice it. >> reporter: traffic was halted in san jose because of this accident. the airport expect as 3% jump in travelers. it will be the first christmas for this baby who was sleeping when he arrived. >> it is stressful but worth it to get to spend time with family and friends. >> reporter: they had numerous flight delays and they are still experiencing delays between 15 minutes and 3 hours. maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the wet weather is causing up to 2 hour delays at san francisco international airport. officials say 2 million people are expected to pass through be
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Dec 23, 2012 11:30pm PST
oakland this afternoon and flowed swiftly to storm drains across the city. a drench that had many people running to their cars today. >>> the storm has both forced fremont police to -- cancel a dui checkpoint instead those officers will be out on the roads looking for drunk drivers. >> reporter: as if the pouring rain and wet roads weren't dangerous enough. >> you think a lot of people are drinking and driving out there? >> yes, yes. because it's a holiday. that's what they do. >> reporter: the california highway patrol reports drunk driving has already caused 15 fatal crashes on california roadways during this first part of the long holiday weekend. that's compared to just three deaths during the same period a year ago. >> when you mix alcohol and you mix the rain, you have a bad recipe there and it's usually a recipe for disaster. >> reporter: in the first two days of a maximum enforcement period in the bay area the chp says there have been three fatal crashes and 111 dui arrests. >> we've seen a lot of people being involved in collisions because they might have a little alcohol
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Dec 20, 2012 1:00pm PST
madison park. boston city rivals. wait until you see the finish on this. johnny bowden was shooting a three. that means three free throws. put madison park up 42-40. he misses the third free throw on the purpose to try to run out the clock. but watch this. boom, that is an 80-foot cannon of a shoot from pat santos. gets the rebound, launches this ball the length of the court. obviously a three-pointer, puts his team up 43-42, no time left. crowd rushes to the court. game over. >> should have ran out. one second. one second. >> madison park coach obviously not so happy with the finish but the hero for the day. >> please tell me that's the quarterback for the high school because he can really throw that ball. >> he's definitely got an arm. it's something you can't practice. that's just an athlete being an athlete. awesome finish to a game. >> this is ellie with 10 reasons why boobs are great. >> one, babies get free food from them. >> no. >> please. >> no. i'm not giving you milk from my nipples for your coffee. go to the frig. >> that was exhausting. >> amazing place to store things.
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Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
development required public transit. the longest rail tunnel west of new york city. 2 and a quarter miles. three years to build. this film of real estate promotion from the time, opening in 1918, the mayor drove the first car. he also ended this on once remote ocean beach a village called carville. 2500 people lived in discarded muni cable cars. >> it was kite an artist colony. people like jack london. >> we found one remaining it today on 47th avenue. the interior muni car chic. >> go muni! >> reporter: they will offer free rides new year's eve. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> now, to new york city where the police say this video shows a woman running from a subway station after pushing a man off of a platform and into the path of an oncoming train. it happened last night in sunny side, queens. man died. it is the second such incident in recent weeks. the authorities have not identified last night's victim or located the woman who allegedly pushed him. >>> a labor strike that some say could cripple the u.s. economy has been averted for a month. they agreed to a walk out extension. it could of i
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Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm PST
to say. >> that is a clown right outside of the milwaukee city hall. >> a clown? >> a clown. >> bicycle with a teddy bear on the back. >> look at what happens when the cop approaches him? they get into a full-on fight and the whole thing was captured on video by a driver that was driving by, mitch cooper. >> i happened to look to my right because there was a little bit of movement and i saw a police officer approach this man that was kind of dressed like a clown but you couldn't really tell. it was weird. how could i not capture this on video and show it to my friends. >> the cop approached him because the clown was trying to squirt people that were driving by with a squirt gun. >> you dedicate yourself to a craft, you stick to it. >> this clown is also apparently a bit of an activist and they do see him near government buildings all the time. so possibly, maybe, he's creating a bit of a ruckus. >> with a water gun? >> it's cold in milwaukee. >> and then next thing you know they're on the ground rolling around and the officer started punching him and the clown was resisting.
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Dec 12, 2012 7:00pm PST
. >> i showed the video to city supervisor who talked to police chief greg sir about it. >> they're investigating who it was. there are comments about it being a police officer. they're looking that. >> reporter: supervisor david chew represents ticket three. >> this is dangerous sand inappropriate behavior and we can't have folks going 100 miles an hour through the tunnel. >> reporter: the posting has been removed and sergeant t said he was not drunk or going a hundred miles an hour. >> certainly if it was a police officer they're going take the appropriate actions. >> interest i will the posting was removed around the time i told san francisco police union president about the video. his reaction, an exasperated look. in san francisco i'm john ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the san francisco deb e deputy charged with robbing a bank last month today entered not knot guilty plea. 36-year-old phil leadership song accused of killing $1700 bank of america in the richmond district. police say they tracked him down through surveillance video and fingerprint on a though the handed to teller. >>>
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Dec 12, 2012 11:30pm PST
brutality case. the compliance director will have problems to spend city money, change police tactics and fire chief howard jordan. >>> the strange saga of john mcafee has brought him to florida. the software company founder has been on the run from belize, where he is wanted for questioning in connection with the killing of his neighbor. mcafee is asking for privacy. he says he's staying in a hotel in the upscale south beach neighborhood, and doesn't have a phone or money. some people have responded with offers to help. >>> near portland, oregon, authorities identified the suspect in the deadly mall shooting. he was a 22-year-old man who investigators say took his own life after killing a man and a woman, and seriously wounding a 15-year-old girl. the two things that may have helped save many lives. >> cell phone video shows the panic, and chaos at a portland, oregon suburb. hands held high, to show police they were not a threat. >> my friend was already on the ground, crawling towards the doors. i heard two more shots. i jump on the ground, i'm crawling towards the floor. i hear this gu
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